The Pitman’s Parliament in the Miners’ Hall, Durham is a unique place. For almost a century, it was the scene of many important debates which shaped the lives of our mining communities in the Durham coalfield.
To raise money for the renovation of the pitman’s parliament, they launcheda one-off sponsorship scheme.
The seats went ‘on sale’ in November, last year and the Parish Council sponsored two of them. The money raised will go towards the Redhills renovation project. By sponsoring the seats the Parish Council received two a personalised “pit tokens” attached to the seat. There are 150 seats for which the lodge number is known. One of the tokens, representing the Joint Stocks Colliery at Coxhoe, is pictured here and will be kept at the Village Hall. The other, inscripted ‘Crowtrees Colliery’, is being held at Quarrington Hill Community Centre.
Contact the Parish Clerk for more information.
Check out the Durham Miners association website here.